This past summer, I got the amazing chance to roadtrip across Romania with my family. I grew up there until I was 10 years old, but never went too far. This time, we went all across the country, from Baia Mare (NorthWest Romania) to Bucuresti (SouthEast Romania). The highlight of my trip was getting to go up to the Bucegi Mountains, and it was surreal. That was sort of my end destination. We got lost trying to find the road to there and got lost once we found the road and just kept getting lost until we finally made it before sunset. It was wild, and awesome. These are some photos that bring me back to that absolutely incredible day.
Land for sale on top of the Bucegi Mountains...why not?
My little sister and the crazy view - Bucegi Mountains.
My dad and I decided to climb a random mini-mountain to see the view from higher up. It was beyond worth it. I just remember walking up to that rock and being completely blown away thinking "God, are you kidding me?" So glorious.
My dad loves biking, and lucky enough some mountain bikers were coming down the road and stopped beside us, and my dad asked if he could take a picture with their bike in this cool spot since he didn't have his hahaha.
Driving up to the top of the mountains, and the view was breath-taking all around in all its simplicity.
We took a Jeep up the rough path of to the top of the mountains, and then hiked about 20 minutes to where the "Babele si Sfinxul" are (natural stone formations that look like old ladies & the sphinx). It was cold and crazy.
The fog was swallowing us from all around, and we weren't sure which direction to go. There was a chairlift you could take to the top of the mountains, but it wasn't working that day because of the high winds, and the abandoned house you see in the distance we believe it was one of the lodges where the chairlift would bring you to.
The one picture that really shows what the fog was like. You can't see anything around me. So wild.
And...we finally made it to the Babele si Sfinx. In awe...total awe. My body language tells that clearly.
It started to rain and hail, but the fog was lifting and I just wanted to try and see the view of the mountains around me, so I climbed where I could.
Everyone went to a little mini-lodge to grab some tea and warm up and dry off while waiting for the rain to stop. I did too, and then I decided I still didn't see enough so I went attempting to find the edge of the mountain through the fog (praying I wouldn't fall off, of course). I found it, but the fog was still crazy impairing and blocking all the good views.
This was the closest to a view I could get, and of course the mountainous range surrounding me was covered up by the fog.
My dad found me then, calling me that we had to head back down the mountain since the sun had already set and it would be dark soon. I was soaked from my hair right down to my socks. One wild adventure, that I'll remember forever.
And the ride back down was pretty sweet. But it did snow...in August. I plan on coming back in the middle of summer so that I can see it all again, and this time..no fog blocking my view..;)
Denisa + Marius
Husband & Wife team. Natural-Light Photographers, capturing genuine moments & will-be memories. Telling love stories.